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Monday, June 5, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, June 5, 2017


Moisture will increase from the south today. A cold front will settle southward from the Great Lakes through tonight and cross the region on Tuesday. Slightly cooler and drier conditions will develop behind the front from mid to late week.


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month.  They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products.  Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.  

Visit their Facebook page at:

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.  


The Franklin Town Board will be meeting tonight at 7 pm. The public agenda and agenda packet are posted on the blog [LINK] and a video of the meeting will be published in the same article the day after the meeting. Links to the proposed budget and the work session held by the town board are also on the blog.


Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.

Weather Almanac for June 5th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1985
Lowest Temperature 35°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1946
Greatest Rainfall 3.58 inches in Highlands in 1957



Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with highs in the mid to upper-70s. Calm winds early, then from the west-northwest by mid-morning. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch are expected, with more possible in locations that are hit by thunderstorms.


Patchy fog after 10 pm. Cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and light winds out of the west-northwest. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch.


The day will start off cloudy, then will gradually become partly cloudy by 6 pm. Highs in the upper 70s. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly before noon, with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s and light winds out of the northwest.


Mostly sunny with highs near the mid to upper 70s.


Partly cloudy with lows in the low-50s.


Numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop today and heavy rains may lead to flash flooding in locations with poor drainage. A copy of the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service has been posted below.

..TODAY...Heavy rain with flooding possible. Thunderstorms will become quite numerous again on Monday and Monday night. A few of these thunderstorms could become severe, but the bigger threat will be localized flash flooding from any repeated heavy rain that may fall on saturated ground.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting


Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours.


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Wednesday, June 7

Bird walk along the Greenway. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8:00 am. Check below in Comments for walk report.

Friday, June 9

Macon TRACS's Rummage Sale at the Macon County Fairgrounds


One of Macon County's BIGGEST Yard Sales. Friday & Saturday, Indoors, Rain or Shine, 8 am to 3 pm. You need it? ...We got it!! Come check it out! 100% of Proceeds Benefit Macon TRACS's Shelley Jenkins Scholarship Fund for Macon TRACS Students. Macon TRACS is a 501-C-3 nonprofit that provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Special Needs Individuals in our area. Come get your bargains, have some fun and help support the students.

Sunday, June 11


Membership Appreciation Open House - Friends of the Greenway, Inc. is celebrating 15 years as a non-profit organization.  The FROG Board is inviting past, present, and future members to an Open House on Sunday, June 11, 2 pm - 5 p-m at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main St..  Visit with friends, review accomplishments, learn about current projects, and future plans.

Tuesday, June 13

FATCC Meeting

Franklin's Appalachian Trail Community Council meeting Tuesday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m. at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus, 58 Stewart St., Franklin NC. Join us to support the local A.T. and outdoor community.

Thursday, June 15th

iPhone/iPad Users Group, 2:00 pm in the Macon County Public Library

This is a monthly peer-led meeting open to anyone who has an iPhone or iPad and wants to learn more about applications and resources. It's a great way to share questions, knowledge, and favorite apps. Participants are encouraged to set the agenda, help each other, and share ideas with the group. All levels are welcome, no registration required.

Monday, June 19

Franklin Bird Club meeting at 7 pm in the Macon County Public Library.

The program will feature “Birding in Belize” by Barbara McRae and Bob Gilbert.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Appalachian South

Meets each Thursday at 7pm
The First Methodist Church Outreach Center
at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main Street
(directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery)

Come join our weekly support group for anyone suffering from mental illness and their family or friends. This includes Depression, Bipolar,8chizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Etc.

Here you will ?find:
— others living with mental health challenges YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- learn coping skills and ?find hope in shared experience
- help learning how to break down stigma and guilt surrounding mental health
- how to live life with the expectation of a better a better future

Kay (706)970-9987 Denise (828)347-5000)


On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting western NC. Opioid overdose reversal kits including naloxone are available free of charge. If you have any questions about our services or if you know someone interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.


Twilight Begins: 5:50 am
Sunrise: 6:19 am
Sunset 8:45 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:15 pm

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous with 87% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 4:11 a.m.
Moonrise 5:20 p.m.

Evening Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 10:30 pm tonight

Morning Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 4 am tomorrow morning

Sky Guides for this week

Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine

Earth Sky has an article on the eclipses of 2017. [LINK]

Heavens Above has an Android App that will assist you in observing the sky and even has a satellite tracker that will let you know when the International Space Station and dozens of other satellites are overhead. [LINK]

Stellarium is also an app that will assist you in observing the sky. It is available in both Android [LINK] and iOS versions. [LINK]


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Published at 3:30 am on June 5, 2017

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Data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited):, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, and the Weather Prediction Center.